(3) Diagnosis | (4) Prognosis | |||
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Type of reason | Medical students M1/M2‡ | Law students L1/L2‡ | Medical students M1/M2‡ | Law students L1/L2‡ |

***p (χ^{2}) ≤0.001, **p (χ^{2}) ≤0.01, *p (χ^{2}) ≤0.05, and †p (chi2) = 0.06 for comparison between all law and all medical students. | ||||

‡No indication means that no significant difference existed between the two groups of students from the same faculty (p≥0.05). | ||||

Group M1 : 64 medical students at the end of their 5^{th} year in 1996. | ||||

Group M2 : 63 medical students at the beginning of their 5^{th} year in 1996. | ||||

Group L1 : 75 fifth to fourth year law students from an “international law” lecture in 1996. | ||||

Group L2 : 93 mostly first year law students from a “law and medicine” lecture in 1996. | ||||

Patient autonomy | 80.3*** | 55.4*** | 81.9*** | 58.9*** |

87.5/73.0 p=0.04 | 89.1/74.6 p=0.03 | 46.7/68.8 p=0.003 | ||

Informing is best | 15.7** | 27.4** | 12.6† | 20.8† |

4.7/20.6 p=0.006 | ||||

Required by the law | 0.8*** | 7.7*** | 0.8* | 5.4* |

Always tell the truth | 3.1 | 4.8 | 1.6*** | 12.5*** |

Total number | n=127 | n=168 | n=127 | n=168 |